Wednesday, October 19, 2022

We Can Be Heroes film event

5:30 PM to 9:15 PM

 The Capitol Theater: 140 E 2nd St, Flint, MI 48502


On Wednesday October 19th, 2022 we would like to invite you to an evening of art, film and dialogue at the Beautiful Capitol Theater in Flint. This FREE event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a curated art show, featuring local artists in recovery, followed by a screening of “We Can Be Heroes," documentary film directed by Mike Ramsdell. There will be a post-film panel discussion featuring Taylor Duerr, Mike Ramsdell, and others who have experienced the stigma of substance use disorders. This is an evening you won't want to miss. 


This is a free event. Advance registration is required. Reserve tickets here.

Event Schedule

  • 5:30 pm - Recovery-related art show featuring local artists
  • 7:00 pm - Documentary film screening of 'We Can Be Heroes' Directed by Mike Ramsdell
  • 8:30 pm - Panel discussion on addiction stigma moderated by the U-M Addiction Center


  • Tickets are free and must be reserved in advance. Get tickets

About the Film

  • We Can Be Heroes follows Detroit’s own Taylor “Machine Gun” Duerr as he fights his way to a national boxing title inside the ring, while fighting the demons of his past heroin addiction out of the ring. Watch the trailer

Art Show

  • The art show is an opportunity for local artists who have struggled with substance use disorders, and their families and community members, to create art that reflects their experience and their hope.

Opening Remarks

Haley Bukoffsky - Director of Clinical Services, Great Lakes Recovery Mission, Vice President, Genesee Families Against Narcotics

Speakers Panel

Immediately following the film screening will be a panel discussion on addiction stigma moderated by Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D., Professor and Director, University of Michigan Addiction Center, Department of Psychiatry


  • Kenneth Briggs -Program Relations and Business Development Administrator, Meridian Health Services
  • Taylor Duerr - Professional Boxer, Father, and Person in Recovery 
  • Lewei Allison Lin, M.D., M.S. - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U-M Addiction Center, Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Practicing Addiction Clinician, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Research Scientist, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • Bobby Mukkamala, M.D. - Flint Resident. American Medical Association Board of Trustees, Genesee County Medical Society Immediate Past President
  • Mike Ramsdell - Born and raised in Flint, MI. Director & Producer, Under The Hood Productions

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